Hong Kong is the great, roaring dragon of Asia with a bustling population of more than seven million. Yet it flits effortlessly from glitz and glamour to serene island life, attracting everyone from suits to surfers. It is not just rich with business, but with history, too. Marvel at the elegant double decker trams (Hong Kong’s tram system is over a century old), winding their way round narrow streets amid the onslaught of traffic. Despite the rapid advancement of its technologies and industries, Hong Kong retains a strong sense of its identity and its past. So wander down the backstreets, explore all the outlying islands and hidden mountain temples. There’s more than you can imagine here.